PIKEVILLE, KY – Florida National University Women’s Basketball team suffered a tough loss to the receiving votes University of Pikeville on Saturday night (Oct. 26th) in the UPIKE TIP-OFF CLASSIC played at the University of Pikeville at Pikeville, KY.
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP:
Final Score: Florida National University 70, University of Pikeville 103
Records: Florida National University (1-2), University of Pikeville (2-0)
Location: University of Pikeville , Pikeville, KY.
Florida National University Starters: Adria Stewart , Brianna Richardson, Destiny Lindsey, Brandilyn Robertson, Shannon Roseensteel
University of Pikeville Starters: Silvia Veloso, Reagon Begole, Vilma Covane, Hannah Lawson, Carla Covane.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- UPike (2-0) put six players in double figures in the win, led by sophomore Mary Englert’s 18 points. Englert, also led the team with eight rebounds as the Bears won that battle 48-45.
- The Bears held FNU to 36.0 percent shooting for the game, thanks largely to limiting the Conquistadores with 31.4 percent before recess.
- After the Conquistadores scored first, Pikeville took control with an 11-2 run. Four different players contributed, and when sophomore Sierra Feltner nailed a three with 6:10 left in the opening period, the Bears were on top 11-4.
- The lead reached double digits for the first time with 4:02 to play when senior Elizabeth Latham scored inside to make it 17-7, closing out six straight for the Bears.
- A basket by senior Yurleis Estrada with 54 seconds left pushed the lead to 14 (29-15). In the second period, the Bears used a 7-0 run to double up the Conquistadores at 38-19 when senior Mia Greatrex sank a free throw. The edge was 46-26 at the half.
- The Bears continued stretching the advantage, reaching 33 (98-65) for the first time on a layup by Englert with 1:27 left in the game.
- Englert was followed by Feltner with 16 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Hailey Free sank three three-point shots in only four attempts to finish with a career-high 14 points. Estrada tossed in 13 while Odia and Greatrex chipped in with 10 markers apiece.
- Florida National (1-2) was led by junior guard Adria Stewart, who nailed six of her team’s eight three-point shots to pace all scorers with 28. Senior Shannon Roseensteel followed with 10 points and a game-best nine rebounds.
- FNU shot 36.0% from the field on 27-of-75 shooting overall but was hot from the field in the third quarter, hitting 45.00%.
- FNU shot 47.1% from downtown on 8-of-17 shooting.
- FNU recorded 61.5 FT% on 8-of-13 shooting overall.
- University of Pikeville hit 49.4% of its shots from the paint and 29.6% from the long range.
- Applying the pressure on the defensive side, the Conquistadors forced 21 turnovers and recorded 7 steals.
- Adria Stewart scored a game-high 28 points, and added 4 rebounds and 3 steals.
- Shannon Roseensteel led the Conquistadors on the boards with 9 rebounds and she also scored 10 points and recorded one assist.
- Ashley Williams came of the bench with 7 points and she also noted 2 rebounds and recorded one assist.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- FNU record now is 1-2 this season.
- FNU away record to 1-2.
- 7 players saw at least ten minutes of action for the Conquistadors.
- University of Pikeville out-rebounded Florida National 48-45 in the contest.
Florida National University
- Points: Adria Stewart (28)
- Rebounds: Shannon Roseensteel (9)
- Assists: Brianna Richardson (4)
University of Pikeville
- Points: Mary Englert (19)
- Rebounds: Mary Englert (8)
- Assists: AJ Reed (5)
Florida National University Women’s basketball Team will now face Lindsey Wilson University on Monday, October 28th at 5:00 Pm. The game will take place at Columbia, KY.
Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director
About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity, leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.